1. Campus life
Most students from other cities prefer living in the dormitory rather than renting apartments. TUSUR has at its disposal five comfortable dormitories with rooms for two, three or four persons. Dormitories are located in close proximity to each other and within walking distance from the university buildings. Dormitories of TUSUR are situated close to those of other universities, thus forming a common campus. It is good news for our students that TUSUR dormitories have no curfew restrictions, unlike dormitories of other universities where there is curfew from midnight till morning.
A stadium, a park, and ski lodges, as well as bicycle, roller-blades and ice skates rentals are located next to the dormitories. There are fields where students can play football, volleyball and hockey, as well as a ski piste and a skating rink used in winter time. TUSUR Student Business Incubator is also located nearby. Shops and laundries are available on campus. The student campus also offers a chance to meet a lot of interesting young people, including those who come from other cities and countries.
НThere are many cafes and pizzerias on campus. You can buy food at several around-the-clock grocery stores. Canteens at every dormitory offer diverse menu at affordable prices. There are also cafes and canteens at each of the university buildings.
Every dormitory and university building are equipped with Internet access points. Some of university buildings are covered with Wi-Fi networks. Many Tomsk cafes offer Wi-Fi access free of charge. Internet cafes or cybercafés are also popular among students.
In addition to numerous city pharmacies, some of which are open around the clock, there are first-aid centers at every dormitory. TUSUR students are entitled to free-of-charge medical assistance at a special hospital available only to students of Tomsk universities.
It is quite safe to live on campus. There are patrol squads ensuring safety at every dormitory. Violations of public order are quite rare. Students who have committed serious violations (e.g., have been involved in a fight) on the dormitory grounds can be banished from the dormitory or even expelled from the university.
2. Popular recreation activities
TUSUR students have a very dynamic and exciting life. Numerous clubs and groups are available for students with different hobbies: music, extreme sports, tourism, dancing, anime and manga. At TUSUR you can find everything you need to have a time of your life. Our students go to the gym, they cycle, ski, walk in the Tomsk parks and take strolls along the quay of the Tom River, go to the cinema etc. Student life is much more than just studying, it also means friends, recreation, new acquaintances and experiences.
TUSUR has at its disposal an infrastructure ideally suited for sports. There is a specially equipped sports center including a gym with modern fitness machines and a dancing aerobics class. Football players have their own training ground. Power lifters exercise in a superb training room, comfortable enough for both newcomers and the “star” of TUSUR, Anton Krasilnikov, a world-class athlete and a world power-lifting champion. There are also rooms for sambo and table tennis. Furthermore, there is a chess center. Andrey Belozerov, an international grand chess master and champion of Europe, had a simultaneous chess display at 18 chessboards to celebrate the opening of this center. In his speech before the game he emphasized that chess was an important kind of sport for engineers, because there one needs to calculate several moves in advance
Rowing, an unusual kind of sport, very popular at Oxford and Cambridge, is also wide-spread among TUSUR students. Our rowers are members of the Russian national team and take part in competitions all over the world.
Our athletes have achieved great success in another unconventional sport – paragliding. Sometimes one can see about 20 paragliders over the River Tom next to university buildings of TUSUR.
At TUSUR you will definitely find your favorite sport and your team.
Sports at TUSUR:
Social and hobby groups
Student life at TUSUR is very dynamic. Students can open their own clubs or workshops and receive assistance from the university. At present there are the following clubs and workshops at TUSUR:
A club for extreme lovers, who have always wanted to fly!
Members of the tourist club of TUSUR have conquered five highest summits of our planet, including the Winson Massif in Antarctica.
Dancing: ballroom dancing, oriental dancing, break dance, tectonic style, hip-hop
Dancing styles come and go, but dancing is always popular among students.<
In this club you can discuss your photographs, share professional secrets, and arrange joint photo exhibitions.
Here you can receive the basic skills of directing, script-writing, camera work and motion picture editing.
Acrobatics, balancing acts, gymnastics, juggling etc.
The theater workshop of TUSUR regularly stages new plays.
Our rock groups have special rehearsal rooms where they are free to create their own masterpieces.
Speech-craft and eloquence
Here you can learn to deliver presentations and reports correctly, to arrange you public speech properly. These skills can come in handy during project or thesis defense.
For those who like exotic leisure and diving.
Guitar is a very popular musical instrument in Russia. Your university years are the best time to master it!
For those who enjoy sounds of saxophone and soul-stirring piano roulades!
There are talented poets at TUSUR! And some of them are already quite famous.